UWW, Chinese Wrestling Federation and Taishan Collaborate to Deliver Medical Masks
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 22:59 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 17) -- United World Wrestling, with the support of the Chinese Wrestling Federation, Taishan and Mr. ZHOU Jinqiang, has successfully delivered medical masks to several nations currently battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese Wrestling Federation, Taishan and Mr. Zhou reached out to UWW asking for help in supporting nations in need. At the top of that list was Italy, one of the nations hardest hit by the COVID-19 virus with more than 160,000 positive cases and 21,000 deaths. The nation has searched the globe for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and has received donations from a variety of organizations.
"We are doing everything we can to protect and support members of our wrestling family," said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. "This fight will continue for some time, but we all know wrestlers never back down from a challenge and we will be here to support our community."
United World Wrestling has also directed that the Taishan, Chinese Wrestling Federation and Mr.Zhou packages be delivered to Argentina, Morocco, Ecuador, Finland, and Nigeria to help support local efforts in those nation's fight against COVID-19.